By Denis MacEoin,Ahmed Al-Shahi

In contemporary years, occasions within the Islamic international have captured the eye of the West to an unparalleled measure. even if, a lot of the media assurance of occasions just like the Islamic revolution in Iran has in basic terms strengthened present prejudices and misconceptions approximately Islam.

This choice of essays, by means of experts in numerous disciplines, offers an impressionistic assessment of up to date Islam. assorted components of Islamic lifestyles are singled out for distinctive awareness; those comprise the matter of family among Islam and the West, the position of the Sufi orders and the revival of spiritual fundamentalism, Islam and the female, Islamic economics and Islamic structure. Geographically, the essays conceal a large region, ranging over Sudan, Turkey, Iran, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

Each dialogue may still entice the layman and professional alike and jointly they carry jointly a entire diversity of fabric rarely coated in a single quantity. peculiarly, they minimize around the stereotypes of Islam present in the preferred media, to bare aspects of a fancy, dwelling culture frequently unsuspected within the West.

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